Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In its first session for 2014, the European Parliament held a plenary session on the topic of “citizenship for sale.” In anticipation of the debate, “Dangerous Liaisons: Money and Citizenship,” a report co-edited by Prof. Ayelet Shachar in which she wrote the lead contribution, was distributed to all members, political groups and committees of the European Parliament.

Following the debate, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution condemning legal policies that offer EU passports for sale.

“It is rare to see one’s academic work translated so quickly into the policy realm,” said Shachar, “but I’m sure thrilled to have had this opportunity to add my two cents to this important debate.” Shachar holds the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism, and her influential writings have also been cited in the past by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Read Prof. Shachar’s essay on the European University Institute EUDO Observatory on Citizenship website.